Chef - 6.5/10
OK, I kind of feel a bit bad rating this one so low. It's one of those movies where you might need a couple days to figure out exactly WHY you didn't love it.
I guess part of the problem is that it wasn't very interesting to me. I got bored of it and just wanted it to end. Hard to believe, I know!
Didn't really like the main character much and liked the smaller roles better (except for the one with "Iron Man"..what the heck was that all about?!)
The guy from "Station Agent" needed more screen time.
BTW I think I gave that one a 9.5 or so.
It seems like in this one they had so much excessive dialogue, it's if they're were trying to hide the thin storyline. I usually love moves with lots of talking, but here they should have learned to shut up a little more.
Hate to say this, but I might have liked this one more if a more experienced actor got the lead role. I mean Jon Favreau was OK, but that's it.
Also, the movie is just not that funny. Need a little more comedy I think. The one scene involving corn starch should have been cut out. Pretty stupid "joke".
Another BTW...I miss all those old character driven Lawrence Kasden movies. The best ones were with William Hurt. Loved "Accidental Tourist" and most all of the others.
Funny to think that I went to see this mainly because it's a little different than all the rest of the Hollywood crap and Jon Favreau's "Elf" is one of my all time favorite movies. No kidding!
LOL I kept hoping Peter Dinklage would show up. I really liked him in "Station Agent", who is a total opposite of his character in "Elf". I can't even imagine what he's like in "Game of Thrones"!
I imagine that show is really gory with millions of F words and tons of sex scenes. Typical HBO stuff maybe?
Best scenes where those with John Leguizamo in them actually! Jon seemed to do better when he was with a lot of other characters. All the scenes with Dustin Hoffman were good too.
Edited by tdockweiler - 6/4/14 at 9:30pm